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Valencia MotoGP - Saturday practice

5 November 2011

This was the first dry session of the weekend.

Colin Edwards, injured in Marco Simoncelli's fatal accident at Sepang, has been replaced by reigning AMA Superbike champion Josh Hayes. Injured 2010 world champion Jorge Lorenzo is again being replaced by Yamaha test rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga. Loris Capirossi is riding with Simoncelli's #58.

Valentino Rossi debuted a special helmet combining Simoncelli's red and white at the front with Rossi's his usual design.

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1. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 1m 32.619s
2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 1m 33.282s
3. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing 1m 33.743s
4. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda 1m 33.929s
5. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 33.977s
6. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro 1m 34.268s
7. Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki 1m 34.309s
8. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro 1m 34.462s
9. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar 1m 34.676s
10. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 34.809s
11. Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing 1m 35.037s
12. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 35.118s
13. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 35.326s
14. Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda 1m 35.899s
15. Katsuyuki Nakasuga JPN Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 36.193s
16. Josh Hayes USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 36.256s

Fastest Friday time:
Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 1m 45.513s (FP1, wet)

2011 Valencia Grand Prix (November 7):
Pole position:
Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Team 1m 31.799s
Fastest race lap:
Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 1m 32.914s


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